Graduate Certificate in Education (GCertEd)

Program Code

GCED

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education at a postgraduate level. The program presents the foundation concepts required to continue into a Master level degree.

Graduates of this program will NOT be eligible for teacher registration.

The Graduate Certificate in Education is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Interpret evidence-based approaches to transform education outcomes positively
2. Explore the creation of safe, inclusive and innovative learning environments
3. Engage diverse communities by inspiring exemplary cultures of learning, professionalism and respect
Conditions

Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 
 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Education

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Education.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Education, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units or
  2. Courses to the value of 12 units from one of the Master of Education specialisations
Graduate Certificate in Education

Core Courses

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7013 Educational Leadership in Diverse Contexts 3
EDUC 7054 Research Design 3
EDUC 7064 Introduction to Wellbeing in Education 3
EDUC 7065 Mixed Methods Research 3
EDUC 7550 Education Policies & Systems 3
EDUC 7551 Curriculum Development and Innovation 3
EDUC 7552 Pedagogical Engagement for Learning 3
EDUC 7553 Assessment & Evaluation 3

Educational Leadership and Wellbeing

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7018 Psychological Theories of Education 3
EDUC 7060OL Mentoring for Teachers 3
EDUC 7066 Leading Self and Others 3
EDUC 7067OL Leading Wellbeing 3
EDUC 7068 Leading Positive Change 3
EDUC 7071 Contemporary Issues in Wellbeing Education 3

English Language Teaching

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7418 Language Analysis for English Teachers 3
EDUC 7419 Intercultural Competencies in Eng Lang Teaching 3
EDUC 7420 English Language Teaching in Practice 3
EDUC 7421 English Language Teaching Methodology 3

Research

  

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7020 Qualitative Approaches to Research 3
EDUC 7021 Quantitative Approaches to Research 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7055 Research Communication 3
EDUC 7055OL Research Communication 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Core Courses not previously completed.